Female Link May Still Be Considered in the Future

Despite not being used in Hyrule Warriors, the developers are aware that many fans still want it.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 08/28/2014 19:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Following on from the initial speculation about the gender of Link in the Wii U Legend of Zelda footage, and the recently revealed concept art for a female Link in the Hyrule Warriors art book (which you can read more about here), the potential for a female Link has again been discussed.

In its latest tweet, Koei Tecmo, the developer behind Hyrule Warriors, explains the female Link character:

“Linkle (tentative name) was a rejected story character featured in the art book, but it looks like she got a quite lot of attention… maybe we should have included her in the main story…”

Fan feedback seems to be something that Nintendo is taking into account while developing the next Zelda, so those of you who are hoping to see what “Linkle” might look like in action shouldn’t give up hope just yet. For now, Koei Tecmo has previously said that a new playable character may be added to Hyrule Warriors alongside a major update in the future, and even asked fans who they would like to see added.

While she was rejected as a story character, with the idea of a female Link attracting a lot of attention, there still seems to be a possibility that “Linkle” could be added in the future– especially if fans keep asking for it.

Hyrule Warriors was released on Wii U in Japan two weeks ago, and is out on September 19 in Europe and September 26 in North America.

Source: Siliconera

One Response to “Female Link May Still Be Considered in the Future”

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    Robert Marrujo says...

    Not interested. I’m a little burned out on arbitrary gender/race swaps for fictional characters. The Zelda series HAS a strong, female character ready for a turn as the lead, if Nintendo wants to switch things up; Zelda. I’d play THAT, but switching Link to a woman, even if just for a game? No thanks.

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